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Answers from an Anonymous Pro Cyclist(11 posts)

Answers from an Anonymous Pro Cyclist853
Dec 16, 2003 3:40 PM

Wow, very eye opening and sad.
re: Answers from an Anonymous Pro Cyclistdivve
Dec 16, 2003 4:20 PM
Maybe it's just me but I didn't find it very surprising.
Bleak. But not entirely unexpected. nmwooglin
Dec 16, 2003 4:40 PM
Weak source...torquecal
Dec 16, 2003 5:51 PM
no attribution. Might as well be fiction without sources being named.

BTW - I have no doubt doping occurs, and not only in isolated incidents, but in the absence of people willing to point fingers, sign documents, and provide proof, I file this under "yellow journalism."
Dec 17, 2003 5:55 AM
Maybe it's possible to determine with some degree of confindence whether this was fabricated or not. The information given in the interview tells us it's a pro that's been around for a while but no so long as to have had Indurain as a childhood hero. He has a wife and two kids (a seven year old son), has ridden a grand tour and is currently still riding. He's not a climber or a classics rider. With a little research from someone who has access to current pro rider profiles and bio's (and a bunch of time on his/her hands) perhaps that rider can be identified.

Or maybe it's just a bunch of horse hockey!!
what is sad?cyclopathic
Dec 17, 2003 8:24 AM
pretty much what you'd expect, and it is true with any sports. Do you think football, baseball, basketball pro life is any different?
what is sad?biknben
Dec 17, 2003 10:41 AM
A guy who complains of his failing marriage but later admits to adultury (sp?) is pretty sad IMO.

The doping stuff didn't help any.
50% marriages failcyclopathic
Dec 17, 2003 12:41 PM
and it has nothing to do with cycling or adultery. Usually adultery is a sign of failing marriage, not the reason. And even if they get divorced, it is not necessarily sad thing, if they'd be happier after.


PS Not defending him, but don't you think him being on the road 10mo a year and fans throwing at him, wife not sharing his interests may be the pitfall?
what is sad?RFN
Dec 17, 2003 12:42 PM
Personally, I think the whole thing is steaming BS, but I would add on the adultery charge that it IS possible to sleep with groupies early in one's career, and then get married and have kids. Or did he say he actually cheated on his wife- I well could have missed it.
Here-I'll help you out.KG 361
Dec 17, 2003 5:59 PM
"16. What are your best and worst characteristics?

Best: I'm a hard worker and I always try to the right thing, even if it doesn't always work out.

Worst: I know a lot of the things I do are wrong, like cheating on my wife or using dope to improve my riding, but I do them anyway."

I don't think you need to read anything into that. Anyway, nothing there surprises me.
Here-I'll help you out.RFN
Dec 18, 2003 9:32 AM
Thanks ;-)

Contrary to what you'd think, my reading comprehension scores way back in high school were pretty good...